Motoshige Mortar and Pestle - Medium
Working in the trandition of Iwami-yaki pottery made in western Japan, the Motoshige craftmen have been making ceramics since 1925.
A traditional Japanese mortar and pestle, or, 'surikogi and suribachi', the grinding grooves on the inside of the mortar are carved by hand. The ridges not only facilitate the pulverizing of seeds and nuts, but they also extract oils and moisture from food more efficiently than a mortar with a smooth surface.
The surikogi pestle, meanwhile, is always made of hardwood — you should never use metal, stone or other material that may damage the suribachi’s ridges.
•Ceramic and hardwood
•6" x 5.75" × 3.5" with 610g capacity
•Made by Motoshige in Japan